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Construction to start “immediately” on Keystone XL pipeline

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T.C. Energy says it will proceed with the Keystone XL pipeline project.

The announcement came Tuesday morning (Mar. 31) after the Alberta government agreed to invest $1.5 billion in the project, and provide a $6 billion loan guarantee.

The nearly 2,000 kilometre-long pipeline will carry up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Hardisty, Alberta to Nebraska, where it will be pumped through T.C.’s existing pipelines to refineries on the American Gulf coast.

Alberta’s UCP government estimates the project will create 6,800 direct and indirect jobs in the province, and billions of dollars in royalties and taxes.

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Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta cannot wait for the end of the pandemic and the global recession to act.

“There are steps we must make now to build our future focused on jobs, the economy, and pipelines,” says Kenney. “Today we are moving forward with a project that is essential to our future prosperity. This investment in Keystone XL is a bold move to re-take control of our province’s economic destiny and put it firmly back in the hands of the owners of our natural resources, the people of Alberta.”

Construction will begin immediately in Alberta, at the Canada-US border, in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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